Valencia is a popular destination for holidays and city trips. It has experienced years of growth in tourism and this is just the beginning.
Cheap airlines have arrived, the word is spreading all over the world. Why? Well, the question is rather why did it not happen before?
10 Good reasons to come to Valencia, Spain
1. The historic centre
Valencia has a totally stunning and compact old town centre, packed with gorgeous buildings, historic sights, squares, gardens, museums and charming little streets.
It is a total delight to get lost in it and soak up the atmosphere.
The historic centre bears the marks of 2000 years, in a spectacular mix of Roman, Muslim and Christian civilizations.
2. The space age architecture of Calatrava
The wold famous futuristic City of Arts and Sciences is an unbelievable thing to see. This is truly new millenium tourism.
But it doesn’t end here – walking through Valencia you will see a whole lot of ultra-modern, breath-taking, futuristic architecture. The contrast of gothic, baroque and classical living side by side with the space age.
3. The culture
Valencia is packed with museums, theatres, art galleries and fairs. There is always something going on in Valencia, always a pleasant surprise.
4. The food
5. The nightlife
Valencia has a very lively nightlife and you are ensured a good night out in a friendly and homely ambience.
Nightlife here is more than just a good party – it is a cultural experience as Valencian nightlife is unique in many different ways, and as such famous throughout Spain.
7. The beach
Valencia is also a beach city. While you have all those sights, and culture, and wondering around, to fill your lesiure to the limit, you can always just drop down to the beach and relax under the sun.
For a city beach, Valencian beach is of very good quality but if you are looking for something more tranquil – there are plenty of places within a very short distance of Valencia.
8. Valencian identity and traditions
For an ethnologically-minded traveller Valencia offers its unique cultural identity.
Valencia is not another Spanish city. It has always considered itself a state within a state, it has held on to its own unique traditions and they are still very much alive, in the 21st century.
And you can observe them all around you.
9. The weather
And all of this can be enjoyed in a gorgeous Mediterranean climate, when just walking around is a pure pleasure
10. The people
Half way down the coast, Valencia combines northern pragmatism with southern openness and hospitality.
You can expect friendliness and welcome, yet your comfort will be ensured. The people here are unpretentious and open-hearted.
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